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Friday 03.09.2018
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME IS ALMOST HERE! PLEASE REMEMBER TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD SATURDAY NIGHT!
GOING DEEPER! SERMON BASED DISCUSSION: JESUS' LAST WORDS
CONTINUING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 @ 7PM IN THE PARLOR!
Have you ever left Sunday worship with questions? Feeling a need to know more? The purpose behind sermon-based small group discussion is to build community together while focusing on the previous Sunday’s sermon. But it's more than just a rehash of the sermon; the goal is to take the main point from the sermon and dig deeper into scripture and it's application in our everyday lives. Throughout the season of Lent, you are invited to join the discussion every Wednesday at 7PM. Discussion guides will be provided each week to help you discern what the message is saying to you. Missed the sermon on Sunday? Just take a few minutes to listen online before joining the group. Childcare provided in Preschool Room, #E202.
W O R S H I P
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - JESUS' LAST WORDS
Beginnings and endings are memorable moments in life. We remember our children’s first words and our parents last words. We celebrate first days at school and our accomplishments at graduation. We experience joy in a baby’s birth at Christmas and hope through his death and resurrection at Easter. This year during Lent we will focus on the final, memorable words of Christ, as experienced by those near the cross. Each week we will reflect on these seven statements and seek to understand their meaning for our lives today. Join us on a journey to the empty tomb as we explore Jesus’ Last Words.
 
     February 18 |  Forgive Them
    February 25 | My God, My God
    March 4|  Behold…
    THIS SUNDAY | Paradise
    March 18 | I Thirst
    March 25 | Into Your Hands
    April 1 |   In the Breaking of the Bread   


Participating this Sunday
Head Host : Brian Ivey
Hospitality Team : Tom Ford, Paul Taylor & Juan de Leon

Hospitality Greeters & Fellowship Hour :
King, King-Layden, LeGrand

Director of Music : Eric Cui
Special Music :
Worship through Music:
"We Were There" by Craig Courtney - Celebration Singers
Offertory:
"Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" arr. by Brenda Austin - Praise Bells

Children's Message : Pastor Tom
Worship Childcare Volunteers : Agnes Fischer, Jeanne Zelli, Kate Buckley, Maly Lindgren & Meghan Buckley
HOLY WEEK @ WAYNE CHURCH!
March 25   Palm Sunday
  • 9:15 AM | Worship (contemporary praise, lower level)
  • 10:00 AM | Worship (blended traditional, Sanctuary)
March 29  Maundy Thursday
  • 7:00 PM | Communion Service (Sanctuary)
March 30  Good Friday
  • 11:45 AM | Convene at Wayne Presbyterian and process to St. Katherine’s
  • 12:00 PM | Community Service at St. Katherine’s
April 1  Easter Sunday
  • Time TBA | Sunrise Service @ Valley Forge Park.
* Easter Sunrise is a combined service with 5 local Methodist churches. We will gather at
the Muhlenburg Brigade, stop #2 on the Valley Forge Park Tour, south of the Visitor Center.
  • 9:15 AM | Easter Potluck Breakfast (lower level)
  • 9:15 AM | Worship (contemporary praise, Sanctuary)
  • 10:30 AM | Worship (blended traditional, Sanctuary)
TIME TO ORDER EASTER FLOWERS!
Please help us adorn our altar on Easter morning by contributing a lily, tulip, or daffodil in honor or in memory of a loved one. Plants may be taken home after the Easter Service. The cost is $10.00 per plant. If paying online, please chose "Other" and write in "Easter Flowers" and then submit the dedication you'd like printed in the bulletin to the church office. Thank you!

Orders are due by Sunday, March 18!

N U R T U R E
COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR CONCLUDES THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 11!
For Inquirers & those considering Membership to Wayne Church, this Sunday, 3/11 @ NOON in the Upper Room. There are few greater joys in the life of the church than receiving new members. Wayne Church will be adding to our church family in the coming months. Our new member class gathers after worship for three Sundays. This time together is designed to get to know the Pastor, explore personal faith, Methodism, and how we seek to express these beliefs here at Wayne. If you wish to explore the possibility of membership or wish to attend the next Coffee with the Pastor and learn more about the church, please email Pastor Tom. Childcare will be provided in Preschool Room, #E202. The Upper Room is located on the 2nd floor of the Admin building. Signs will be posted.
BOOK OF ACTS BIBLE STUDY STARTS TUESDAY, MARCH 20!
We will begin our 8-week Bible Study on the Book of Acts on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. All classes will be from 7-8:45 pm and will be held in the Parlor. The book of   The Acts of the Apostles  focuses on the empowering of the apostles by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and their subsequent sharing of the gospel message   "in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8). This bible study will be led by Rev. Galen Black. He is looking forward to exploring these scriptures and learning together how to apply them to our lives in the world today. Questions? Email Rev. Black or call 440-318-4505.
March 20: Acts of the Holy Spirit
March 27: Community in Jerusalem    
April 3: NO CLASS
April 10: Missionary Zeal
April 17: Count It Joy
April 24: Fellowship of Courage
May 1: Temples, Politics, and Business
May 8: Boldness for the Gospel
May 15: Ordering Our Lives
May 22: CLASS PARTY
LADIES' PRAYER BREAKFAST NEXT SATURDAY, MARCH 17!
It’s nice to get together from time to time, to share, to pray and enjoy fellowship over a good meal. Many women have found these comforting and helpful in their faith journey. 
On Saturday, March 17 we will meet at 8 am in the Art room. If you’d like to bring something to share for breakfast, it’s appreciated but not required. Same goes for an RSVP. 
NEW IDEAS FOR ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL & PARLOR!
Our Adult Sunday School team is in the process of updating our Sunday 9:15 offerings AND creating a new Connections activity in our Parlor.   You may have started to see a few changes already, and these will continue slowly at first and then build after Easter, so stay tuned!
Here are initial  details:   Our adult 'classes' will be moved to our education rooms and may take a pause while we create new ways of connecting and identify new facilitators and topics of interest.   In the long run, we hope to have several adult Sunday classes gathering independently and self-sufficiently as small groups in our church.   The initial changes you will  see  represent the beginning of this longer term vision.
 
Secondly, a 'coffeehouse' of sorts  will be  coming to the parlor.   Here, our open doors and laid-back hospitality can be a starting point for adults to gather, build relationships, and become engaged in the life of our church.   This will help us welcome the many  folks who have children in Sunday School or Confirmation class who do not participate in Worship or Sunday School themselves, and provide a welcoming space where they can gather and get to know each other.   This space can also be a Sunday morning destination for impromptu meetings over coffee and together time.   At this point, our church does not offer this space or activity until after the 10:30  a.m. service.   
 
Finally, part of the changes will include  new names for both 'the parlor' and 'Adult Sunday school'; these will put a new face on some exciting changes here at Wayne Church.   As we create a clearer vision for these next steps, we will keep you posted.

 - The Adult Sunday School Team
WOMEN'S EVENING BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES MARCH 13!
6-week study of Ruth with the book, A Woman Who Doesn't Quit: 5 Habits from the Book of Ruth by Nicki Koziarz.

OVERVIEW :
Have you ever gotten to the place where you just couldn’t take it anymore? Dreams. Programs. Jobs. Relationships. There are so many different areas where we feel like calling it quits. It’s time for an honest conversation on how not to give in to the temptation to give up. Nicki Koziarz is a woman who has thrown in the towel a time or two. In fact, she’s quit just about everything in her life. But with God’s help, she’s discovered a few habits that have helped her and others conquer the choice to quit. Then there is Ruth. She is much more than   a Bible   story and through her life we uncover five life-giving habits that help us to persevere when things get hard, complicated, and messy. But these habits do more than just motivate, they help us to fight when resistance arises. They teach us to pursue discipline and the desire to determine our daily direction. These habits show how success is not achieved by pursuing temporary desires. The direction of our lives needs to be far less about to-do lists and accomplishments. And instead focus on becoming the people God can count on.

5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit   will enable you to:
  • Evaluate the internal personal struggles that make you want to quit.
  • Cultivate consistent habits to help you progress toward your goals.
  • Receive a fresh dose of perspective from the Bible that will help you develop perseverance. 

You are not made to quit! Join Nicki as she identifies five habits to help you keep going no matter what struggles may come your way.

HOW : There is a Bible study version AND a regular paperback version.   The Bible study version will have the questions included. $12.00 at Lifeway.com .   $14 at Amazon.com   $10 at BarnesandNoble.com (this is the paperback book, not the Bible study book-used versions available). Audiobook also available.

TIME : 7:00PM every other Tuesday evening

WHERE : Kimm Ebersole's house (email her for address or check the church directory if you don't have it already!)

DATES : TUESDAYS 3/13, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1
(only meeting one time in March due to church mission trip)
WORSHIP CHILDCARE SCHEDULE & YOUTH VOLUNTEERS
  • 3/18 - Paige LeGrand, Katie Quigley, Amanda & Anna Marie Glanzmann
  • 3/25 - Denise Carmichael, Kirby Brislin, Hallie Ambler, Temmi Kallick & Mason Brislin
  • 4/1 - Ellen Cushing, Kristen Schrader, Kaelyn Schrader & Danielle Wempa
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & FELLOWSHIP HOUR
  • 3/18 - Bruno, Petty, Puglisi
  • 3/25 - Dressel/Zeh, Wesley, Fischer
  • 4/1 - French, Coppage-Gross, Stinson/Young
HOSPITALITY HOSTS UPCOMING
  • 3/18 - Mike Sticklin (head host), Ellen Green, Art & Marge Miller
  • 3/25 - Tom Ford (head host), Liz Howley, Sue & Bob Kirkpatrick
  • 4/1 - Lowell Gustafson (head host), Ron Kirch, Rich Switzer & Bill Tickner
LUNCH & LEARN (Senior Luncheon) THURSDAY, MARCH 15 @ NOON!
Everyone is invited to the next Lunch & Learn (formerly the Senior Luncheon) when Dave Videon will be our speaker to talk about Estate Planning and Elder Law -- an overview of individual estate planning that will include asset allocation, trusts, gifting, Pennsylvania law pertaining to inheritance tax, and the effect of the recently enacted tax reform law upon federal estate tax. Come join your church friends to learn and discuss these topics that are vitally important to each of us. Suggested donation of $10. Please RSVP to the church office by the Tuesday before the luncheon! RSVP to Susan Walter – s.walter@wayneumc.org or call (610)688-5650.

You can also read info about our upcoming speakers & topics. Click on the button below for the full schedule! QUESTIONS? Email Marge & Art Miller!
EASTER EGG HUNT, SATURDAY, MARCH 24!
Don't miss our annual non-competitive Easter Egg hunt! For families with children in 4th grade and under on our front lawn.   There will be a special toddler egg hunt as well.  Help needed at 9:30AM for hiding the eggs. QUESTIONS OR WILLING TO HELP? Contact Janet French - jnfteach@aol.com.
LADIES’ BOOK DISCUSSION FRIDAY, APRIL 6!
Starting at 6:45pm we will be sharing some appetizers and having a discussion on our recent book:  Animal, Vegetable, Mineral by Barbara Kingsolver.  Our meeting will be at Julia Fisher’s home. Bring a snack to share if you can.
JOIN ONE OF OUR ONGOING STUDIES!
*Ladies' Morning Bible Study (Conference Room)
 
* Peculiar Treasures Bible Study (Art Room)
 
*Ladies' Evening Bible Study (Kimm Ebersole's house)

*The Book of Acts Disciple Bible Study (Parlor/Conference Room)
  • TUESDAY EVENINGS @ 7PM from March 20 to May 22
  • Contact Rev. Galen Black - revgblack@aol.com
O U T R E A C H
WOMEN'S GROUP HELPING YOUNG LIVES, APRIL 26!
The women of our church will be helping an organization called Young Lives. It is a Christian organization who helps Teen Moms.  They hold a “club” every week with leaders who fellowship with them and share the gospel.  We will be cooking the meal for about 25 people, delivering it to Phoenixville, serving, and helping with babysitting during the club.
W I T N E S S
SPRING RUMMAGE SALE!!
S ALE HOURS: FRIDAY, APRIL 6 @ 8:30AM - NOON & SATURDAY APRIL 7 @ 9AM - NOON
DROP OFF: Donations accepted starting Easter Sunday, April 1 (after worship services) through Wednesday, April 4.

Now is the time to spring clean and gather a box or five of your best no-longer-used treasures to share at the WC Rummage Sale! This is our LAST SALE UNTIL FALL. Ideal things to donate now are anything to do with spring and summer: garden tools & decoratives and patio items; balls, bikes, & beach toys; summer clothing & shoes. As always, jewelry, DVDs, records, designer bags, clean and working household goods and appliances, kitchenware, tools, smaller furniture, puzzles, and your best and latest-print books (no encyclopedias, text books, or worn items pls.) - OR VINTAGE, COLLECTIBLE, always sell well. Gently used children’s books and toys, especially newer or classic, sell well too. Think NAME-BRAND and VINTAGE - what you would buy or could sell on eBay if you had the time. If possible, please hold your autumn and winter items until next fall. Please NO computers and TVs or stained, ripped, or broken anything.

All proceeds go to our church missions and community, and leftovers go to other charities to keep things out of the landfill. We may also use some proceeds this round to spruce up our new Connections space in what we once called “The Parlor,” so as always, please be as generous as you can.

Volunteers for set-up and to work on Friday and Saturday are also always needed. To volunteer or get more information, please contact Virginia Gardiner.
FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! *SIGN UP ONLINE!*
March & April slots are open!  We need YOUR HELP to maintain our food pantry services! We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to help during Food Pantry Distribution Hours (Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9am – 1pm). You can even sign-up for a half-shift (9-11am or 11am-1pm)! Duties entail handing out Food Pantry bags and greeting visitors. (You can bring a book, tablet, or laptop to pass the time!) Bear in mind that this is a vital ministry! Our volunteers are the face of our church to those who are in need, and your friendly face can go a long way toward making our recipients feel comfortable and welcome!

*INTERESTED?* WE NOW HAVE ONLINE SIGN-UP! Click the link below to view the volunteer schedule and/or to sign up!
R E S O U R C E S
WAYNECHURCH | A United Methodist Community
610.688.5650